The Italian Village - Ollolai
Over 100 days, five Dutch couples in search of a new adventure, compete against each other to become honorary citizens of Ollolai, a sleepy Italian village looking to revive its fortunes by welcoming enterprising new residents. The couples buy a house there for just 1 Euro and are given a budget to renovate their new home but must also integrate into the close-knit community and launch a business that can not only become their livelihood but also help to put the village back on the map!
44 episodes ran across six weeks of primetime on RTL4 in the Netherlands, winning an average share of 22%. Inspired tourists have since flocked to Ollolai, helping turn its fortunes around.
A second series is in pre-production, this time set in Spain.